Event: 4x400m, 400m, High Jump
PR: High Jump – 2.27m/7-5.25 (2012); 400m – 45.23 (2013)
Current Residence: Tallahassee, FL
Hometown: Lanett, Ala.
High School: Lanett (Ala.) H.S.
College: Florida State
Coach: Bob Braman
3rd at 2011 USA Outdoors high jump (2.20m/7-2.5)
A rare duel-threat at the elite level in the 400m and high jump, James Harris placed in the top ten in both events at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships. His 5th place finish in the 400m garnered him a spot in the 4x400m relay pool at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships. Competing for both Mississippi State and now Florida State, Harris has become a versatile athlete in the 400m, high jump and 4x400m. An all-around athlete, Harris won seven individual state titles over three years at Lanett (Ala.) High School where he also starred on the football and baseball teams. He is also the 2010 Junior Olympic champion in the 200m, 400m and high jump.
2013: ACC Outdoor 400m champion (45.25) and 5th in high jump (2.14m/7-0.25); NCAA East Region 400m champion (46.15) and 3rd in high jump (2.14m/7-0.25); 5th at NCAA Outdoors 400m (45.56) and 4th in high jump (2.24m/7-4.25); 4th at ACC Indoors 400m (48.29); 5th at USA Outdoors 400m (45.23) and 9th in high jump (2.20m/7-2.5); 10th at NCAA Indoors high jump (2.23m/7-3.75)
2012: SEC Outdoor 400m finalist and 3rd in high jump (2.19m/7-2.25); 9th in semi-final NCAA East Region 400m (50.09); 6th at NACAC U23 high jump (2.00m/6-6.75); 9th at NCAA Indoors high jump (2.15m/7-0.5)
2011: 3rd at SEC Outdoors 400m (46.19) and 11th in high jump (2.11m/6-11); 4th at NCAA East Region 400m (46.40) and high jump champion (2.17m/7-1.5); 8th in heats at NCAA Outdoors 400m (46.42) and 4th in high jump (2.20m/7-2.5); 7th at NCAA Indoors high jump (2.20m/7-2.5); 3rd at USA Outdoors high jump (2.20m/7-2.5)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012: Indoor bests – 400m, 45.58; high jump – 2.27m/7-5.25; Outdoor bests – 400m, 45.58; high jump – 2.19m/7-2.25
2011: Indoor bests – 400m, 46.19; high jump – 2.25m/7-4.25; Outdoor bests – 400m, 46.19; high jump – 2.23m/7-3.75
2010: Indoor bests – 400m, 47.15; Outdoor bests – 400m, 47.15; high jump – 2.21m/7-3